m. abt 1784
m. 07 Feb 1808
Facts and Events
18 Sep 1812: He appears as a private on the roll of Capt. Robert Berry's Company, Lieut. Col. James Allen's Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Vol. Militia. No other details are known regarding his service.S4
Hardin County, Kentucky, 1810 census:S3
Harrison County, Indiana, 1820 census:S5
Perry County, Indiana, 1830 census:S6
Perry County, Indiana, 1840 census:S7 Frakes, John :(agriculture = 2)
Perry County, Indiana, 1850 census:S8
Perry County, Indiana, 1860 census:S9
1817 Oil Twp (Old Smith Twp), Perry County, Indiana: He entered land: Twp 4 South, Range 1 West, Section 31.S12
1820, 6 Nov, Harrison County, Indiana: Having made full payment, he received the SE quarter of Section 33, in Township 5 South, Range 3 East -- 160 AcresS11
In the name of the Benevolent Father of all: I John Frakes Senr. of the County of Perry in the State of Indiana do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
Item 1st: I give and devise to my son Thomas S. Frakes the following described lot of land in Perry County: the West half of the South East quarter of the North East quarter of Section (96) in Township four south of range two west, in case he shall live to come home discharged fromf the Army but in case my said son Thomas should never return home then said land shall go to his children.
Item 2: And I give and bequeath to my son Thomas's two sons Abisha and John each one feather bed.
Item 3: I give and bequeath to my son Philip all my personal property of whatsoever nature, and also the following described parcel of land: all that part of the South West quarter of the South West quarter of Section thirty in township four South of range one West that lies north of a line running due east from the South East corner of Section twenty-five in Township four South of range two West and west of the main channel of Oil Creek, estimated to contain five acres more or less.
Item 4th: It is my will and desire that my son Erving's remains shall be disinterred and buried on my farm where my wife is buried and that one-fourth of an acre of land be laid off in a square around said grave which shall never be sold but remain for a family burying ground and that said lot be fenced in with a good paling fence and that a set of good marble tomb stones be provided for each of the graves of my family that are burried in said lot.
Item 5th: It is my will and desire that after my decease my Executor or administrator shall sell all my real estate not otherwise appropriate[d] and after paying the expenses of the burying ground and Tomb Stones, court expenses &c that the balance of the proceeds be equally divided between all my children that may then be living and that and that if any of my said children shall be dead their children shall take their parents share.
The extra bequeath of my son Philip above is to remunerate him for taking care of me since I became helpless and the extra bequeath to my said son Thomas is to make him even with the rest of my children for lands and money before given to the rest of them.
Signed, Sealed, dated this 29th day of February 1864.